Monday, November 24, 2008

A Rocking Trade With The Easy Life

It's funny. This trade with Stephen of The Easy Life started out as a trade of 2008 Topps Heritage and morphed into something I never would have imagined. A card trade involving a mix CD and one Topps Heritage card.

If that sounds confusing, it's not. I'll explain everything. In due time.

I had feelers out to trade 2008 Topps Heritage. I've been trying to complete this pesky set. My goal of having it completed before the high numbers series came out fell short by seventy-something cards. Not bad, but not great either. I know a lot of other bloggers are trying to complete this set as well. I figured I can unload a bunch of doubles and I could get a few cards in return.

It worked out that way in the end, but it had a funny detour. I only received one 2008 Topps Heritage card, but it was one that I needed, so I'm thrilled! I also received a bunch of White Sox cards. Most of them I had, but looks can be deceiving. There were tricky parallels waiting in the weeds.

Here's what came in the package.

2004 Pro Sigs
17 - Frank Thomas

2006 Bowman Heritage
64 - Bobby Jenks
76 - A.J. Pierzynski
121 - Joe Crede
181 - Jon Garland
BHP75 - Kyle McCulloch

2006 Fleer Tradition
193 - Brian Anderson

2006 Topps Opening Day
13 - Tadahito Iguchi
103 - Jose Contreras

2007 Artifacts
85 - Jerry Owens
97 - Ryan Sweeney

2007 Fleer
265 - A.J. Pierzynski
375 - Jermaine Dye CL

2007 Ultra SE
33 - A.J. Pierzynski
35 - Paul Konerko

2007 Ultra Gold
38 - Mark Buehrle 916/999

2007 Upper Deck
81 - Tadahito Iguchi

2007 UD Masterpieces
39 - Frank Thomas

2008 Baseball Heroes Black
43 - Jermaine Dye

2008 Topps Gold
420 - Nick Swisher 0804/2008

2008 Topps Heritage
265 - Aaron Rowand

2008 Upper Deck Gold
458 - Josh Fields 26/99

2008 Upper Deck Starquest Un-Common
SQ-54 - Paul Konerko

2008 Yankee Stadium Legacy
687, 2539, 2581, 3758, 3918

As you can see, there were some tricky gold parallels that snuck in. I also have five more YSL cards to add to the White Sox game collection. The Sox lost three, won one and tied one. There were some real gems in there!

I also found this in the package.
It was an index card that was on top of a CD.

I had a rocking soundtrack to sort cards to! There was a mystery to solve though. Only 19 of the 21 tracks had artists listed. The other two had question marks in place of the artist name. Plus, there wasn't anything identifying the song title. I love a challenge!

Here is the listing of songs and artists after I was able to identify everything.

1. Eat The Rich - Aerosmith
2. Dam That River - Alice In Chains
3. Armageddon - Alkaline Trio
4. Long Live The Party - Andrew WK
5. The Ghost Of St. Valentine - Bayside
6. Inspire - Cave In
7. Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
8. Epic - Faith No More
9. I'll Stick Around - Foo Fighters
10. What A Life - Juliana Hatfield
11. Pizza Cutter - Letters To Cleo
12. Be A Man - Randy "Macho Man" Savage
13. Sad Tomorrow - Muffs
14. Gave Up - Nine Inch Nails
15. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies
16. Spin The Black Circle - Pearl Jam
17. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
18. Nine More Gallons - Rick Moranis
19. Timorous Me - Ted Leo
20. Never Say Never - that dog.
21. Number One Blind - Veruca Salt

Some of those songs I have heard. Some I've been meaning to listen to. Some completely escaped me for some reason. Most were songs right out of my iPod. This certainly entertained me for the evening!

I've been meaning to check out Rick Moranis' album, but I never got around to it. Now, I can say that I've heard one song... and it's good! The Macho Man song is just plain bad in an awesome way! I'm a huge fan of celebrities insisting that they can sing (or rap in this case!!) and releasing it to the public. It results in one of the biggest smiles that can ever appear on my face.

Thank you, Stephen! Great cards and great tunes. I will be working on a CD to send you. Be afraid. Be very afraid.


steveisjewish said...

Hello! I am glad you enjoyed the package! I had to leave some songs as a suprise - the jokey ones are more fun when they are totally unexpected. I really love making the cds and seeing that those who receive them enjoy em. Hopefully I can kep that up for anyone who expresses any interest!

MarieBay said...

Hey! Let me know if you want to trade, I grabbed a few packs of Heritage High Numbers and only want 1 card out of the 4 packs.

Steve Gierman said...

Definitely! Shoot me an e-mail.

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